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The Best Horror TV Series

Updated November 5, 2020 24.9k votes 2.3k voters 47.9k views101 items

List RulesVote up your favorite horror series, including those in any subgenres.

Don't be scared, these are just the very best horror TV shows, ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes. Serving thrills, chills, creepy-crawlies, and psychological terror, this list of the greatest horror shows also includes pictures from the shows, cast, and premiere dates to help you vote.

Popular horror series have been a staple of television for years because people like to be afraid. It's the ultimate escapism. It truly makes you feel alive. What do you think is the most entertaining horror show of all time. Don't (DON'T, YOU GUYS) let your favorite horror television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot.

This list of the best of horror TV contains shows like Supernatural and The Walking Dead, along with other great horror TV series of the decade. It answers the questions, "What is the best horror show of all time?" and "What are the greatest horror shows?" Don't forget to vote and put some fear into the shows in the top spots!

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